If you’d rather curl with the curling iron, spray your hair with hairspray before you curl, let it sit for a second to dry (so it doesn’t sizzle), and then curl it. Once it’s curled, gently brush through the curl so it’s not crispy. The hairspray will help with the hold, but brushing it out will keep it looking soft. Best of both worlds!
Flat iron curls tend to hold better than curling iron curls. It’s tricky at first to curl with the flat iron on yourself, but once you get it down you will be amazed how well they stay in! To curl, use a flat iron that’s thin, has rounded edges and gets hot on the outside as well. When curling, if you are getting kinks that means you are holding it too tight. If the flat iron won’t slide down the hair, try brushing out the section first so it’s nice and smooth.